The Importance of Preventive Care

Rather than just responding to illness or injury, good healthcare, at any age, addresses overall wellness before problems arise. That idea becomes especially important in pediatrics, where the health of our patients sets them up for long and thriving lives. At Pediatric Associates of Wellesley, our team of pediatricians has been providing world-class preventive care to patients in Weston & Medfield, MA for decades.

However, we understand that life gets busy, and sometimes it’s hard to get your child in to see the pediatrician until something is wrong. Read more about preventive care below, and how it can actually help save you time, stress, and better protect the ones you love most in the long run.

What Does Pediatric Preventive Care Look Like?

Much like a routine physical in adulthood, it’s good practice to have your child check in periodically with a pediatrician. Children change rapidly as they grow up, so a routine check-up can establish health benchmarks, monitor growth and development, and maintain an ongoing relationship that allows your pediatrician to quickly notice any abnormalities.

At Pediatric Associates of Wellesley, we offer Well Child Exams across all stages of development. These include everything from weighing and measuring your baby, nutritional consultations, screenings for things like anemia or lead poisoning, vision screens, and more, depending on age. We also make sure to spend some time alone with our patients as they enter their teen years and beyond, so they can learn to take charge of their own healthcare and safely navigate changes associated with puberty and entering adulthood.

We encourage patients to come in for Well Child Care Visits at these intervals:

  • Newborn
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months 
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • We recommend yearly visits past age 4

Our pediatricians will also administer crucial vaccinations at each of these intervals. Vaccines help the body build immunity against disease, both for your child and the community. Certain diseases like hepatitis, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella have virtually become non-factors thanks to immunizations, and as a part of your child’s regular preventive care in Weston & Medfield, MA, they’ll keep them safe to grow into strong and healthy adults.

The Importance of Preventive Care

Regardless of your child’s lifestyle, age, or medical history, the more touch points with a professional, the better decisions you and your child can make about their ongoing health journey. It’s always better to catch a problem before it arises, so don’t wait until it’s too late. Call Pediatric Associates of Wellesley today to start your preventive care journey in Weston & Medfield, MA today. You can reach our Weston office at (781) 736-0040 or our Medfield office at (508) 359-9200.